Logan County is truly a sportsman’s paradise, touting world class fishing as well as both small and big game hunting. Dove, quail, ring-necked pheasant, rabbit, raccoon, bobcat, coyote, deer and pronghorn are the most popular game.
The land is vast, and this is prime hunting ground. The North Sterling Reservoir State Park is home to some of the best goose hunting, boasting premier flights of Canada and snow geese. The Proctor area is a popular site for quail, pheasant and waterfowl hunting. Sterling was recently named one of the “25 Best Pheasant Hunting Towns in America” by Pheasants Forever.
A common pheasant in it's natural habitat
Logan County has more than 16,000 acres of public hunting land, plus about 17,000 acres in the Walk-In Access program which allows licensed hunters to use certain private land for hunting of small game, waterfowl or furbearers.
There are several land-use areas in Logan County for small game hunting. (For a complete list of land regulations for these properties see the 2015 State Recreational Lands brochure.)
Atwood State Trust Land - From Atwood, go 0.5 mile S on Hwy 63. Access near SE corner of STL next to CR 16.
Atwood State Wildlife Area - From Atwood, go 3 miles SW on Hwy 6 to CR 29.5, then go 0.5 mile S.
Bravo State Trust Land - From Sterling, take Hwy 6 E about 2 miles to CR 37. Go N on CR 37 for 5.7 miles.
Bravo State Wildlife Area - From I-76 at Sterling exit, go 0.5 mile W on Hwy 6 to CR 370, then go 1.7 miles NE.
Duck Creek State Trust Land - From I-76, take Crook exit, go N on Hwy 55 to town of Crook. At stop sign, continue N to CR 64. Go E on CR 64 about 1 mile to NW corner of STL. Cattle may be on STL. Extreme caution must be taken when hunting while cattle are present.
Duck Creek State Wildlife Area - From Crook, go 1.5 miles N on Hwy 55.
Dune Ridge State Wildlife Area - From I-76 at Sterling exit, go 0.5 mile west on Hwy 6 to CR 370, then go 5 miles SW.
Ford Bridge State Trust Land - From Sterling go 7.5 miles NE on Hwy 138 to CR 40, then go E 0.5 mile.
Knudson State Wildlife Area - From I-76 at Sterling exit, go 0.5 mile W to CR 370, then go 1 mile SW.
Messex State Wildlife Area - From I-76 at Merino exit, go 2 miles N to Hwy 6, then 1.75 miles NE to CR R, then 1.5 miles N, then 0.5 mile W.
North Sterling State Park - From the Sterling exit on I-76 (125), go W on Chestnut Street (Hwy 6). Follow Hwy 6 W for 2 miles over the bridge. Turn N on North 3rd Street, make a slight left onto Sidney Avenue and continue N for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto CR 34 and go W for 1 mile, turn right onto CR 39, follow the paved road N for 10 miles.
Overland Trail State Trust Land - From Atwood, go 0.5 mile S on Hwy 63 to CR 16, then go E 0.5 mile to Overland Trail SWA parking area. Access to STL is from SWA parking area and across SWA only.
Overland Trail State Wildlife Area - From Atwood, go 0.5 mile S on Hwy 63 to CR 16, then go E 0.5 mile.
Red Lion Ranch State Trust Land - From Crook, go NE on Hwy 138 for 8.25 miles to Sedgwick-Logan county line. Turn S on CR 97/1, go 1.25 miles to parking area off CR 97/1, just N of river bottom.
Red Lion State Wildlife Area - From I-76, take Red Lion exit (155), then go 3 miles N to Hwy 138, then i mile NE to CR 95, then go 0.25 mile N.
Tamarac Ranch State Wildlife Area - From I-76 at Crook exit (149), go 0.5 mile N on Hwy 55.
Pheasant season 1 (E of I-25): Nov. 14 - Jan. 31, 2016. For more information visit Colorado Parks & Wildlife.